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Old 03-12-2008, 06:57 PM   #211
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Anyone know if they take gold coins too-I have an 1915 2 1/2 dollar gold coin.
That sounds like something to take to a collector and do some research on, and not sell it for the cost of the gold in it.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:07 PM   #212
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Can someone explain how this works? I have some gold I would LOVE to sell
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The Sheraton on Oxford Valley road has people there till this weekend. My neighbor took a bunch of stuff and got 1600.00 for it. They pay cash.

I think they're paying $19 dwt for 14k

I went to The exchange, next to Subway in the shopping center in front of the mall. I had two broken rope chains and two old rings. I got $271 for them, check.

They were paying $22 dwt for 14K

Close enough to each other you could try both and see who gives the better deal.


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Old 03-12-2008, 07:52 PM   #213
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Interesting thread. Just a PSA - Don't leave your sizable stones in the gold. These can be popped out and given a value separate from the gold. Also ask to see a jeweler when visiting a jewelry store for an appraisal, not just a counter employee. Call ahead and ask if they have one on the premises. When possible (like those that live near NYC) visit the refinery directly to sell your gold your profit will be greater.

This refinery has a good name for themselves and its worth a free quote.
http://www.midwestrefineries.com/gold.htm
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:05 PM   #214
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I sent my envelope to Goldfellow yesterday. I figure anything over $100 is good! I have no idea how much the tacky charms and thin chains I sent in weighed but I don't have the time to scope out local jewelers and this is a quick way to make some vacations money!
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:01 AM   #215
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I am bringing my gold to work today to weigh on the postal scale. How do I convert ounces to pennyweight ( or whatever other measure ) TIA
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:54 AM   #216
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Ok.... just weighed my stuff. 3.5 ounces of gold ( around 25% is 18K ) What do you guys think it is worth????
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:14 AM   #217
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Interesting thread. Just a PSA - Don't leave your sizable stones in the gold. These can be popped out and given a value separate from the gold. Also ask to see a jeweler when visiting a jewelry store for an appraisal, not just a counter employee. Call ahead and ask if they have one on the premises. When possible (like those that live near NYC) visit the refinery directly to sell your gold your profit will be greater.
How do you 'pop-out' stones in your rings? Is it possible to do at home or should we ask the jeweler?

Then, Will the jewelers give them a value and possibly buy them also?

If we send then intact to the mail-away places, will they pull them out and also return them?

(sorry for so many questions and thanks in advance for helping all of us!!)
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:22 AM   #218
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Looks like my goldfellow envelope is on the truck for delivery today. I'll post how I did when I find out!
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:33 AM   #219
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This is all so exciting! I ordered the cash4gold envelope a month ago but never did it. I'm glad, I think I will send it to the usgoldbuyer place instead. I sold 2 bracelets on ebay last month and did research after I sold them, boy could I kick myself now. I sold a bracelet for $20 that I found online afterwards for $300 and a very heavy "I Love You" Bracelet for $85 which I though was great till I see these prices. But oh well, I hated that boyfriend anyway.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:50 AM   #220
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How do you 'pop-out' stones in your rings? Is it possible to do at home or should we ask the jeweler?

Then, Will the jewelers give them a value and possibly buy them also?

If we send then intact to the mail-away places, will they pull them out and also return them?

(sorry for so many questions and thanks in advance for helping all of us!!)
It is possible to take your stones out of some settings. If the stone is small or chips it isn't worth the effort. If the stone is near impossible to get at but obviously worth your while to remove you can have a jeweler do it for you before selling the gold either elsewhere or to them. Pronged settings are easy to manipulate and gold is soft. Since you are scraping the gold, in most cases it makes no difference if you wreck the piece getting the stone(s) out. Small chain nose pliers can be helpful - don't hurt yourself.

Sometimes a jeweler will offer to buy the stones and if they don't desire them they wont. Again chips and small stones aren't worth the effort. Be careful if removing stones other than diamonds they break.

Another option when removing stones is to save them and have a new piece made up using them. I have done this many times over!

I cant answer if a place you use will send your stones back to you. Personally if the stone is worthwhile remove it before you send it out or have a jeweler do it for you.

Some places actually add a fee to your bottom line for stone removal.

Refining fees, assay fees, treatment charges, brokering fees, handling fees are ALL questions to ask about when you are being told you are getting back over 90% of your value.

Finally, what I'm saying here really doesn't pertain to those that have a minimal amount to sell. But thats an individual call.

If you are unsure what you have and what its worth get an appraisal from a jeweler. Tell them its for insurance purposes. In some cases this is very worthwhile.
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Nevermind, dumb question by me... nothing to see here.

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Old 03-13-2008, 08:31 AM   #222
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I don't know if anyone posted this yet, but here is the link to the official daily gold prices...

The London Bullion Market Association

Gold is just about to hit $1000/troy ounce today!

You can see the live feed on spot prices here...

Live Gold Prices

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Old 03-13-2008, 09:07 AM   #223
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Interested to hear feedback on all these companies, sounds like goldfellow has been the best experience???
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:14 AM   #224
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It is possible to take your stones out of some settings. If the stone is small or chips it isn't worth the effort. If the stone is near impossible to get at but obviously worth your while to remove you can have a jeweler do it for you before selling the gold either elsewhere or to them. Pronged settings are easy to manipulate and gold is soft. Since you are scraping the gold, in most cases it makes no difference if you wreck the piece getting the stone(s) out. Small chain nose pliers can be helpful - don't hurt yourself.

Sometimes a jeweler will offer to buy the stones and if they don't desire them they wont. Again chips and small stones aren't worth the effort. Be careful if removing stones other than diamonds they break.

Another option when removing stones is to save them and have a new piece made up using them. I have done this many times over!

I cant answer if a place you use will send your stones back to you. Personally if the stone is worthwhile remove it before you send it out or have a jeweler do it for you.

Some places actually add a fee to your bottom line for stone removal.

Refining fees, assay fees, treatment charges, brokering fees, handling fees are ALL questions to ask about when you are being told you are getting back over 90% of your value.

Finally, what I'm saying here really doesn't pertain to those that have a minimal amount to sell. But thats an individual call.

If you are unsure what you have and what its worth get an appraisal from a jeweler. Tell them its for insurance purposes. In some cases this is very worthwhile.

Thank you very much, thats good to know.

I'm still confused - is this good or not:

A local coin and jewelry shoppe is paying for 14 K - $14 per penny weight(?)
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:41 AM   #225
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I sent mine to goldfellow yesterday. The envelope arrived within a day of my request and the whole process was so easy. I just dropped the FedEx envelope in a drop box at Kinko's. Can't wait to see the outcome! I sure could use some extra Disney dollars!
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